Wide Receiver Has Auburn In Top Five

Talented 2014 wide receiver Kendrick Holland talks about his visit to Auburn on Friday and the reasons why the Tigers are in his top five.

Winter Haven, Fla.--A talented wide receiver prospect with offers from Clemson, Virginia Tech, Central Florida, Kentucky, West Virginia, Rutgers and several others, Kendrick Holland took an unofficial visit to check out the Auburn Tigers on Friday.

Rated a three-star prospect, the 6-4, 185 Holland was making his first visit to see Auburn and Coach Gus Malzahn's program. Getting a feel for the campus, facilities and coaching staff, Holland says overall the trip was a very good one for him.

"It was a great place and a great atmosphere," Holland says. "They have great coaches. I get along with them real well. I feel like if I went there I would be successful and grow as a young man."

Just starting to get on Auburn's radar thanks to his high school coaches, Holland says it has just been in the last week that he's started to communicate more with the Tigers and the coaching staff.

That means he's still waiting on an offer from the Tigers, something he says would definitely have an impact on his recruiting moving forward.

"Even though they haven't offered me I still consider them in my Top Five," Holland says. "I like Auburn and I felt real comfortable there. It would be Auburn, Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville and Tennessee."

Still waiting on an offer from Auburn, Holland says Auburn WR Coach Dameyune Craig and the coaching staff like his size and ball skills at the position. Needing a big body outside in this class, Holland says he's definitely hoping to hear back from the Tigers in the coming weeks.

"They just want to evaluate a few more receivers," Holland notes. "They are trying to be wise with the decision they make and who they offer. By July 20 they said they would get back with me and let me know what's going on. That's pretty exciting. It would be another SEC offer, a big school with good football. I'm excited.

"I like the offense and the routes they run," he adds. "I like how they keep everything the same, but they're able to do so many things from the set they run. It's nice and I like it."

Planning to narrow things down at the end of the summer and make his decision sometime during his senior season, Holland is hoping that the good news keeps coming in the days ahead. As a junior he caught 51 passes for over 800 yards.


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